Florida’s Swamp Bird

Today’s post features a couple of images I captured a few years ago in the Everglades National Park (Florida). The Anhinga is a fun bird to watch as it “snakes” through the swamp waters, to find/catch fish. The adult male, as shown in these two photos, are especially colorful in their breeding plumage … I just love the beautiful, turquoise eye patch:

Male Anhinga, in breeding plumage

After exiting the water, they typically perch with outstretched wings to dry them off:

Male Anhinga, in breeding plumage


Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D body
  • Canon 100-400mm f/4.5 – f/5.6 IS lens
  • Handheld, with IS “On”
  • ISO 800
  • Aperture f/5.6
  • Shutter Speed 1/1000 sec. and 1/2500 sec.



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